Clinical Supervision in the Context of COVID-19

  Prerecorded webinar originally presented March 19, 2021

Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D and Sepideh (Sam) Soheilian, Ph.D.

 3 CE credits 

$80/MPA Members $130/Non Members
  •  Workshop Instructional Level: Intermediate 

     With the implementation of shelter-in-place restrictions across the nation in early 2020 (Taylor, 2020), many psychologists quickly transitioned from an entirely in-person practice to practicing fully online (Hames et al., 2020). Simultaneously, supervisors, many with limited prior exposure to or training on distance supervision strategies needed to provide services to trainees online.

    This workshop will share best practices in telesupervision from the growing body of theoretical and empirical scholarship on telesupervision (Hames et al., 2020; Wood et al., 2005) along with the results of our own mixed-methods study exploring how COVID-19 impacted clinical training and supervision from the perspectives of both supervisors and trainees. Strategies for enhancing the supervisory working alliance when working virtually with diverse supervisees will be emphasized.

      At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to  

    • Describe empirical research on telesupervision;
    • List two strategies to enhance the supervisory working alliance;
    • Describe how to broach cultural differences in telesupervision.